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Illinois men’s gymnastics heads to Ohio for Big Ten Championships

Illinois men’s gymnastics heads to Ohio for Big Ten Championships

By James Boyd

March 30, 2016


Filed under Sports

There is a giant orange poster on the wall at Kenney Gym. But unlike the many other orange advertisements around Illinois’ campus, it does not feature Illini athletes, and it has nothing to do with the recent hiring of head football coach Lovie Smith.It simply reads, “0.6” in big black letters...

Illinois men's gymnast Diab named Big Ten Co-Freshman of the Week

Illinois men's gymnast Diab named Big Ten Co-Freshman of the Week

By James Boyd

March 24, 2016


Filed under Sports

During February's Winter Cup in Las Vegas, Illinois men's gymnastics Alex Diab competed alongside C.J. Maestas — a former Illini who holds many spots in the program's record bookFollowing the competition, Diab said the experience would have a great impact on the rest of his season.Since ...

Illinois men’s gymnastics team falls to Oklahoma

By James Boyd

March 20, 2016


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Tweet: @IlliniMGym competed well, but still fell to No. 1 Oklahoma on senior nightFour years, more than 1,400 days and almost 34,000 hours. Then it’s over.Saturday was the final regular season competition before the Illinois men’s gymnastics team heads to the Big Ten Championships in Columbu...

Illinois men’s gymnastics escapes at home

By James Boyd

March 13, 2016


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The Illinois men’s gymnastics team was victorious against Michigan on Saturday, but the win was not pretty.After posting a school record 442.300 points against California and Air Force this weekend, Illinois struggled early and often against its conference counterpart. The team was never able ...

Illini gymnast Baker named Big Ten Co-Gymnast of the Week

By James Boyd

March 10, 2016


Filed under Sports

In his return from suspension, Bobby Baker quickly showed why he was named last year's Big Ten Gymnast of the Year.The Illinois sophomore finished first in the all-around, and did not miss a beat after having not competed in nearly a month. The time off gave Baker the perfect opportunity to break down...

Illinois men’s gymnastics set school record at Air Force Academy

By James Boyd

March 6, 2016


Filed under Sports

by james boydstaff writerIllinois men’s gymnastics head coach Justin Spring AGhas repeated “you do not rise to the occasion — you fall to the level of your training,” to his team all season long.And on Saturday his squad rose.In the Illini’s first five-up five-count meet this season, the team...

Illinois men's gymnastics sweeps UIC and Temple

By James Boyd

February 7, 2016


Filed under Sports

Tweet: After three weeks on the road, the @IlliniMGym team returned to Huff Hall and dominated. The #Illini are now 9-1 on the season.James BoydStaff WriterThe Illinois men’s gymnastics team took down Temple and UIC in convincing fashion Saturday. The No. 5 Illini swept through the competition taking hom...

Illini men's gymnastics to clash with Temple, UIC

By James Boyd

February 4, 2016


Filed under Sports

Tweet: @llliniMGym will look to bounce back after a close to Penn State. The #Illini face UIC and Temple this Saturday.No longer undefeated, the Illinois men’s gymnastics team looks to regroup after a close loss to defending Big Ten Champion Penn State.The Illini are back at Huff Hall this Satu...

Illini men's gymnastics sneaks past conference foe, keeps perfect record intact

By James Boyd

January 25, 2016


Filed under Sports

Three tenths.That was the difference between winning and losing for the Illinois men’s gymnastics team when it defeated IowaRB this past weekend to improve to 7-0RB on the season.Sophomore Chandler Eggleston noted how the results could've been different had he been slightly off on one of his...

Men's gymnastics square off against Iowa for second time this week

Men's gymnastics square off against Iowa for second time this week

By James Boyd

January 20, 2016


Filed under Sports

The Illinois men’s gymnastics team (7-0) will face a conference foe for the second time this week when it travels to Iowa City, Iowa, to face the Hawkeyes Saturday.ssThe two faced off Sunday in the Windy City Invitational at the UIC Pavilion, where Illinois finished first in a field of six for a secon...

Bobby Baker powers Illini men's gymnastics' hot start

By James Boyd

January 19, 2016


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Since beginning its season with the annual Orange and Blue exhibition, the Illini Men’s gymnastics team has gotten off to a hot start; winning its first two regular season meets.The Illini's first victory came against the UIC Flames on Jan. 9. The Illini dominated in a way they have neve...

Illinois men's gymnastics fails to place at NCAAs

By Daniel Collins

May 10, 2015


Filed under Sports

The Illinois men’s gymnastics team started off the year 10-0, its best start since 2010, but finished with its worst performance at the NCAA Championships since 2002.Despite injuries early on — sophomore Chandler Eggleston was ruled out for the year with a ruptured patella tendon and junior F...

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